Drama / Thriller
Director: Richard Ayoade
Running time: 93 mins Released: 4th April 2014
About The Double
An adaptation of a Dostoevsky novella from the director of Submarine, with shades of Being John Malkovich and Brazil. Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) is a timid man living out a dull and isolated existence in an uncaring world. Overlooked by his employers and trapped in a hellishly mundane cubicle all day, a pretty co-worker named Hannah (Mia Wasikowska) is the highlight of his otherwise boring daily grind. But she barely acknowledges him and Simon despairs that he will never make a difference in anyone's life. His own mother is doubtful of his usefulness to the world. But one day, James Simon (also Eisenberg) arrives at the office. He looks and sounds exactly like Simon, but is his polar opposite. Confident and charismatic, he slowly begins taking over Simon's life.